The Distinguished Young Woman of Vermont for 2020 is Shannon Adams, from Warren.
Shannon’s achievements include: U.S. National Scottish Harp Champion (Journeyman Level) • Winooski Valley Music Festival Wind Ensemble • Presidential Scholar In The Arts • • Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen 2018 • • New England Harp Open Level Champion • • Vermont All State Music Festival •
In addition, Shannon’s activities include: Athletic Band • Theater • Wind Ensemble • Professional Harpist • Jazz Ensemble • Arts Advocacy • Chorus • Historical Reenactment • Vocal Unrest (A Capella) • Church Music Ministry
Advocate for arts programs in schools. • Epilepsy Foundation volunteer. • Raised money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. • Church/ Ministry involvement. • Various activities through the Miss Vermont Organization.